What would you say is the secret to making a healthy lifestyle work?
Forcing friends to do it with you?
My secret is to never put too much pressure on myself. The more pressure I feel to do a workout or to eat healthy, the worst choices I make. Pressure isn’t a lot of fun. So tell, how do you stay fit? Healthy? Happy?
I am sitting here working on my business plan and I came across “20 Questions You Need to Answer to Get You and Your Business Into Shape” and the first question is: “Why is running this business important to you?” I have been thinking about how to answer that question for a few days now. I’ve come up with lots of reasons, because I love it, because it’s fun, because of the people, because of the choices I have as far as location goes..etc. etc…
But what it really comes down to is…I have to because… well, I have too.
This is what I am supposed to do with my life. I am supposed to be a trainer. In one way or another, this is what I am supposed to do.
I do not feel anymore alive then when I do when I am teaching. It makes me feel like a rock star, like a million bucks and for a few short moments, it makes me feel like I matter. Like I am doing something incredible.
I am so in love with what I do that I cannot
even contain it. I want to shout from the roof tops that these people reshape their lives and that does matter. I am helping people find themselves and that does matter. I am helping people find fun in fitness and fun in life and that totally matters.
This is what I do. I want everyone to know.
I know that when people look at me, I do not scream “TRAINER!” but…I’m okay with that. Because in my heart I know that that is what I am. You do not have to look like Arnold to be a trainer, there is so much more that goes into this business than just being able to bench press a 1,000 pounds or run 142 miles straight. You have to know people, you have to love people, you have to love all kinds of people and be able to connect with each and every one of them. You have to be someone that people like and want to pay to not only spend time with but get their butt kicked by you. And I am totally that person. I am awesome at my job. That’s why I have to run this business. Because running this business is what is in my heart.
I don’t have a choice but to run this business. Running this business is no different than running my life. I have to do it, whether I like it or not. The good news is, I absolutely like it.
Just a quick 15 minute AMRAP to make the day go by a little bit better.
Workout: AMRAP- As Many Reps As Possible
Time Limit: 15 Mintues
-20 Quick Taps
-20 Calf Raises
Make sure to let me know how you do
If you do not know what any of these exercises are please let me know! I’m happy to fill you in on the greatness of all of them!
See you out there,
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I have been posting blindly for months without any real definition of who I am. I am sure you all are just dying to know who has been posting such amazing content for you. (Right?…right?)
Hello, ya’ll, my name is Jes…I am a certified boot camp and group instructor. My passion is fitness and fun. I believe that a proper combo of the two are what makes up success when it comes to not only losing weight but getting yourself back into tip top shape.
I have not always been a trainer…in fact this is something that is fairly new to me, as I have only been in the business for about six months. I have been on my own fitness journey for over two year now and have been constantly impressed and moved by the power of this journey and just how damn important it is. I still, like most people, struggle every single day to make the right choices and to make the time for myself…but this is a process and I like to not only remind myself that, but also my clients.
About two years ago, right after I had my second daughter, I could barely run down the sidewalk…In October of last year I ran my very first 10k and actually placed 1st in my age group. The tears…they did fall. I for the first time in my life…blew my own mind. The feeling of coming across that finish line, running the entire 6+ miles without stopping…was just indescribable. I felt like a rock star.
For the first time in my life I had taken control, I had set my mind to something and I did it. And not only did I do, but I did it well. Consider me sold on this whole working out thing.
I have always secretly wanted to be a trainer but never had the right amount of drive to make it happen. I would always get scared or convince myself that it wasn’t something that I could actually do. Silly me, if only I knew now what I didn’t know then. Had I started this journey years ago…I would totally be a millionaire by now. Damn you hindsight.
I taught my first class just over six months ago and immediately fell in love. I had found where I was supposed to be, I found where I belonged and exactly what I was supposed to be doing with my life.
I take so much joy in seeing other accomplish things that they never thought they could. It makes me proud as a trainer to see people push through, to break down walls and to every once in a while throw up. I love when people throw up. (Unless it’s because they’re pregnant…that takes a lot of joy out of it.)
My style is a good solid mix of yelling and laughing. One of the things that I really, really push in my class is to never take yourselves too damn seriously. No one else does, so why should you? This is all a part of a very big journey…so why not make it a fun, exciting and an interesting one?
I never want my clients to feel unloved, unsupported or as if they are just a number. I take the time to not only get to know them but make sure that they know how special they are, how strong they are, and how important they are.
Sometimes throughout the journey it is easy to give up, to want to walk away, my goal is to help encourage people through those feelings. I want them to know that those feelings are normal and they shouldn’t feel as if they are wrong by feeling them, just that I cannot have them get lost in those feelings. I need them to figure out how to work through them. Maybe you need a day off, maybe you need a harder workout, maybe you just need to talk…whatever it is…I’m there for them.
This is my passion. This is my dream. This is my life. All day every day…I am doing what I love. Doesn’t matter if I am training a class, chatting on the Facebook page, doing marketing, or taking a day off…I am in love with every single piece of it.
Remember that the finish line isn’t a size two pair of jeans…the finish line is loving yourself just the way you are. Enjoying the power and beauty of your body and all of the amazing and incredible things you can do with it.
Thank you all for letting me continue this and to share my passion with you. I hope that you enjoy the site and we can have some fun around here.
I am here if you need me…See you out there…
So I ask you…how do you do it?
How do you stick to your workout plan? What are some of the most effective ways you have used to keep yourself accountable?